Malkorok

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Malkorok
Malkorok(35207).png
Malkorok(35207) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Class: Warrior
Rarity: Legendary
Cost: 7
Attack: 6
Health: 5
Abilities: Battlecry, Equip
Tags: Random, Weapon-generating
Artist: E. Guiton & Nutchapol

Battlecry: Equip a random weapon.

Garrosh's best buddy. It's true. Look it up.

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Malkorok is a legendary warrior minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Malkorok can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Malkorok 1600 400
Golden Malkorok 3200 1600

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Malkorok's Battlecry may equip any collectible weapon, not just those from the Warrior class. For a list, see below.
  • In Wild format, there are 53 possible weapons, giving each a 1.89% chance of being equipped. The average Attack of the equipped weapon is 2.34.

Known bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If Malkorok's Battlecry activates twice in a row due to Brann Bronzebeard, the first weapon will be immediately replaced and destroyed by the second, but any Deathrattle will not activate. The developers plan to fix this in an upcoming patch.[1]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Malkorok's Battlecry is usually used in a scenario when the player does not have a weapon equipped. Malkorok generally represents decent value, since the average outcome is pretty good for the player using Malkorok, although the variance has increased over the years. Anything weapon that can deal 3 or more damage per turn is generally a good outcome with Malkorok, but there is a chance to get something useless like Skull of the Man'ari or even disasterous if you were unlucky enough to receive a Cursed Blade. Nevertheless, Malkorok will generally generate tempo and value for the player.

During the Year of the Kraken Standard year, there was a 4% chance to receive Cursed Blade. Such an outcome is unlikely, but completely devastating. Therefore, some seasoned players would consider not playing Malkorok when they are very far ahead, to avoid this card causing them to lose an essentially "won" game. For example, in a Control Warrior vs. Freeze Mage match-up, there is no need to play Malkorok, since that is one of the few ways by which you can actually lose the game.

This card has excellent synergy with cards such as Bloodsail Cultist in a Pirate-oriented deck, or Upgrade!.

Possible weapons[edit | edit source]

The below table lists all collectible weapons available in Wild format.


Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Ashbringer None Weapon Paladin 5 5 3
 
Atiesh None Weapon Any 3 1 3
After you cast a spell,
summon a random
minion of that Cost.
Lose 1 Durability. 
Frostmourne None Weapon Death Knight 7 5 3
Deathrattle: Summon every minion killed by this weapon. 
Gearblade None Weapon Warrior 2 2 3
 
Grave Vengeance None Weapon Paladin 5 5 3
 
Poisoned Dagger None Weapon Rogue 1 2 2
 
Shadowmourne None Weapon Warrior 8 4 3
Also damages the minions next to whomever your hero attacks. 
Sharp Fork None Weapon Rogue 3 3 2
 
Spiked Shield None Weapon Warrior 6 5 2
 
Sulfuras None Weapon Warrior 3 4 2
Battlecry: Your Hero Power becomes 'Deal 8 damage to a random enemy.' 
Blazing Longsword Free Weapon Warrior 3 2 3
Also damages minions next to whomever your hero attacks. 
Fatecleaver Free Weapon Warrior 4 4 2
After this kills a minion, destroy all copies of it (wherever they are). 
Wicked Knife Free Weapon Rogue 1 1 2
 
Battle Axe Common Weapon Warrior 1 2 2
 
Blood Fury Common Weapon Warlock 3 3 8
 
Heavy Axe Common Weapon Warrior 1 1 3
 
Rusty Hook Common Weapon Warrior 1 1 3
 
Blessed Maul Rare Weapon Paladin 3 2 2
Battlecry: Give your minions +1 Attack. 
Champion's Maul Rare Weapon Paladin 3 2 2
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Silver Hand Recruits. 
Purifier's Maul Rare Weapon Paladin 3 2 2
Battlecry: Give your minions Divine Shield
Sacred Maul Rare Weapon Paladin 3 2 2
Battlecry: Give your minions Taunt
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Quotes[edit | edit source]

Summon
The True Horde cannot be stopped!
Attack
Weaklings!

Lore[edit | edit source]

Malkorok after being infused with the power of Y'Shaarj.

From Wowpedia:

Malkorok was Garrosh Hellscream's bodyguard and chief advisor, as well as the new leader of the Kor'kron. Malkorok has been Garrosh's most loyal and trusted lieutenant throughout the Pandaria campaign. When the Warchief needed a volunteer to infuse with the power of Y'Shaarj, it was only natural that Malkorok would offer without hesitation.
Malkorok resided within the Underhold during the Siege of Orgrimmar. After General Nazgrim's death above ground, Malkorok took over the defense of Garrosh's compound and attempted to hold the line. He was killed in the ensuing battle.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Malkorok, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]